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. that is one of the reasons he won re-election in difficulty fashion in 2010. now in 2014 other democratic senators in swing states who are up. jon: up for re-election. >> that's right. jon: if they cast a vote that is seen to be against the interests of firearms owners, hunters and the like, they could be in real trouble? >> guns and nra are both very popular in states like alaska and montana and arkansas and south dakota where there's a hunting culture, and, those senators like mark begich in alaska, will he actually vote for a gun ban? that i think is very problematic for the president. you're hearing some of these democrats, either noncommittal and saying i think this goes too far. jon: i was a little surprised when i heard about the executive actions the president was taking. it didn't seem to amount to, you know, large steps? >> no, i think that's right. they were pretty small things. a couple of things that might make a difference are on mental health, particularly easing privacy laws, rules, which make it difficult for somebody to speak about a young person's potential danger to an
weeks before the election had said that al qaeda had been decimated. jon: right. >> we know in fact al qaeda has been on the rise, not on the run. jon: and she seemed to back away from her boss, you know, president obama's statements about whether or not al qaeda has been decimated? >> she kind of put the little qualifier in there well, she said core al qaeda, referencing usama bin laden and what had been happening in afghanistan. i mean those are the real concerns. and my concern is still no one has been brought to justice. not the terrorists who did this. nor really adequately people within the state department who have been moved from one post to another, but really haven't been forced to pay the price by losing their own jobs as a result of the mistakes that were made that resulted in this. so those are the concerns and questions that continue and they're going to continue in the questioning of secretary kerry in his hearings tomorrow. jon: yeah. it does seem strange that this pretty scathing review board report came out and yet, nobody really has been disciplined in much of a sens
republicans. this debate will divide democrats. democrats in conservative red leaning states up for re-election in the senate. they will not be voting for an assault weapons ban. assault weapons ban simply doesn't have vote to pass. other things done, background checks, restrictions on high past magazines? absolutely. tough spot for harry reid. he wants to keep the majority and republicans feel that democrats could overreach. this could be a political win for them. but the president will push very heart, no doubt about it. jon: he says he will push very hard. he promised that yesterday. he will do everything in necessary power to get things done. one of the things in his power is pick up the phone and call harry reid i need this out of the senate. i need to you approve this. >> that's right. the president will have to make some calls to these conservative-leaning democrats who will be on the fence. that is not something he did in his first term. he will have to really push this. this could be a win-win for the white house they ask for everything, don't get everything and blame congress for only
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